VA Rolls Out ‘Innovators Networks’ at 8 Sites

The Department of Veterans Affairs is attempting to build a “culture of innovation” among its employees, beginning with hiring full-time “innovation specialists” for one year at eight pilot facilities.

Last week, VA announced the “Innovators Network” — a broad initiative to get employees to contribute their own ideas about how to improve veteran services. In addition to the new innovation specialists, each pilot facility plans to offer training in topics such as entrepreneurship and “human-centered design,” a technology-development process prioritizing ease-of-use instead of the back-end infrastructure.

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